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Arizona congresswoman to seek treatment for ‘alcohol dependence’

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"I sincerely thank the many people who have reached out in support after my accident last week. The fall was serious, but with physical therapy I will fully recover," Kirkpatrick said in a statement."I do, however, have another challenge I must face, which was the underlying cause of my fall. Beginning next week, I will receive treatment that I have struggled to ask for, to treat my alcohol dependence," she said. Kirkpatrick was elected to represent Arizona's 2nd Congressional District in the 2018 midterm elections, putting a seat into Democratic hands that was formerly held by Republican Martha McSally, who is now a US senator from Arizona. Kirkpatrick had also previously represented the state's 1st Congressional District. "I am finally seeking this help after struggling to do so in the past, and I am ready to admit that I, like countless other Americans, suffer from this disease," Kirkpatrick said. "Hard work and determination — which have brought me success in life — have not been enough to win this battle. Other than being a wife, mother, and grandmother, the most important job in the world to me is representing my fellow Read More – Source